Château Léoville Las Cases - St.-Julien 1982 (1.5L)


Price: $2200.00

Producer Château Léoville Las Cases
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Subregion St.-Julien
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1982
Sku 3506
Size 1.5L

Vinous: 95 Points

Full medium ruby. Aromas of currant black cherry licorice minerals and flowers. Thick sweet and deep; still young but in a gentler lower-acid style than either the '86 or '96. Still this boasts sneaky intensity and wonderful persistence. Tannins are substantial but thoroughly ripe. Drink 2004 through 2025.


Wine Advocate: 95+ Points

I have had perfect bottles of this cuvee but perplexingly the bottles from my cellar tend to be broodingly backward and require plenty of coaxing. This huge wine is in many ways just as massive as Leoville Barton but it possesses a greater degree of elegance as well as unreal concentration. Classic lead pencil cassis kirsch cedar and spice characteristics are abundant in both the nose and full-bodied flavors. The tannins are still there and at least from my cellar this 1982 does not appear to have changed much in the last 10-12 years. One wonders how much patience admirers of this brilliant St.-Julien will continue to exhibit. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050. Release price: ($160.00/case)

Wine Spectator: 95 Points

A racy classy silky wine. Inky-ruby color. Black cherry mineral and wet earth aromas. Medium-bodied with very silky tannins and a long superfine finish. Has always been excellent.--1982 Bordeaux horizontal.